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Monday, January 30, 2012

Joe Carnahan's Got A Death Wish

Joe Carnahan's Got A Death Wish
He's been hired for the remake
Source: LA Times

Joe Carnahan's Got A Death Wish

Like a dormant volcano waiting to erupt in a shower of blood-soaked lava, the Death Wish franchise has slumbered, occasionally nudging the seismic news--o–meters. Now there are real rumblings, with word that Joe Carnahan has been hired to write and direct a new take on Michael Winner's 1974 original (and Brian Garfield's novel).

Winner's film saw Charles Bronson assume the soon-to-be-iconic role of Paul Kersey, a liberal architect type who turns trigger-happy vigilante when his wife and daughter are brutally attacked. Swearing vengeance on criminal scum everywhere, he stalks the streets of New York taking out his victims.

Highly controversial and not exactly what you might call subtle, the film nevertheless sparked a wave of cinematic copycats and nudged the current action movie genre to ever more violent ends.

Four sequels were pumped out across the next 20 years, but eventually things came to a grinding halt with 1994's Death Wish V: The Face Of Death.

Back in 2007, Sylvester Stallone, then high on successfully bringing back Rocky and getting set to release the latest Rambo, had his eye on a Death Wish remake, with Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines writers Michael Ferris and John Brancato writing the script. They had plans for a franchise, but that never happened.

MGM and Paramount now have the rights, and Carnahan is the man they want to breathe new life into the bullet-ridden idea. He'll write and direct the new version, though there's no word on when he'll get to it, as his schedule is already crammed with likely movies. And because he's just seen The Grey top the box office charts in the US, chances are he might try to use that heat to ignite one of his long--gestating passion projects such as White Jazz. He's also setting up to make Killing Pablo.

Source: EmpireOnline

The Help Scores Well At The SAG Awards

The Help Scores Well At The SAG Awards
Viola Davis is Best Actress

Source: Variety

The Help Scores Well At The SAG Awards

While The Artist has been grabbing the awards headlines recently, The Help has been right there with it, in cast terms at least. On Sunday night at the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, the film scored a triple success, with prizes going to Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer, Best Actress Viola Davis and the cast as a whole.
But The Artist wasn't completely shut out: Jean Dujardin scored Best Actor for his performance as silent film star George Valentin.
Elsewhere in the film section, Christopher Plummer scored another award, taking home Best Supporting Actor for Beginners. And Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows actually won something, nabbing Best Stunt Ensemble.
Telly wise, it was also a good night for Boardwalk Empire, which walked away with the Best Drama Cast award and Best Actor for Steve Buscemi. Jessica Lange was Best Drama Actress for American Horror Story while 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin was Best Comedy Actor and Betty White got Best Comedy Actress for cable show Hot In Cleveland. And Modern Family went home with Best Comedy Cast Award.
Check out the full winners' list below
FILM
CAST
The Help
BEST ACTOR
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
BEST ACTRESS
Viola Davis, The Help
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Octavia Spencer, The Help
STUNT ENSEMBLE
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

PRIMETIME TELEVISION
BEST DRAMA CAST
Boardwalk Empire
BEST COMEDY CAST
Modern Family
BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
BEST DRAMA ACTRESSJessica Lange, American Horror Story
BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
BEST COMEDY ACTRESSBetty White, Hot in Cleveland
BEST ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Paul Giamatti, Too Big To Fail
BEST ACTRESS IN A TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
STUNT ENSEMBLE
Game Of Thrones
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mary Tyler Moore
Source: EmpireOnline

Robertson Joins Code Name: Geronimo

Robertson Joins Code Name: Geronimo
She'll star in Jock Stockwell's thriller

Source: Variety

Robertson Joins Code Name: Geronimo

When it comes to films depicting the death of Osama Bin Laden, Kathryn Bigelow's still-untitled action thriller has been receiving most of the attention. But there is another movie out there looking to cover similar territory: John Stockwell's Code Name: Geronimo, which has just set Kathleen Robertson to star.

She'll be playing an eager CIA officer who is part of the team directing the operation that sent two teams of Navy SEALs into Pakistan to track down and kill the Al Qaeda leader.

Stockwell, who is still best known for directing the likes of Blue Crush and Into The Blue, will be sticking more with sand than sea this time, as he's planning to start shooting today in New Mexico. He's working from a script by Kendall Lampkin.

Robertson, meanwhile, has most recently been seen on US cable drama Boss, featuring alongside Kelsey Grammer. She's also co-written and starred in the indie thriller Gravity Pulls.

Source: EmpireOnline

Strangers Director Hears Mockingbird

Strangers Director Hears Mockingbird
Bertino stumbles upon some found footage
Source: Shock Till You Drop

Strangers Director Hears Mockingbird

Since The Strangers was a surprise hit back in 2008, we might have expected its director to jump straight back behind the camera. What would Bryan Bertino do next, we wondered. The answer is a lot of writing and producing, but he's now finally set to direct again, with a found-footage affair tentatively titled Mockingbird.

We've known Bertino was working on the screenplay since November, but this is the first we've heard that he'll be directing it himself. The film involves a couple who mysteriously receive a videocamera and a list of explicit instructions that they have to follow to prevent somebody dying. Which is sort of like getting one of those annoying emails from an idiot friend telling you to forward it to sixty other people to prevent armageddon. Except with this you have to go through a hellish ordeal (and presumably film it) rather than just tut and hit delete.

Bertino wrote an interesting-sounding sequel to The Strangers which is currently struggling through development, and is also attached in some capacity to Grim Night, which is growing out of a fake trailer by Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey. He has at least four other screenplays percolating, and the indie drama Plastic Jesus, which he scripted and co-produced with director Erica Dunton, is currently in post-production.

Mockingbird is being produced by Paranormal Activity's Jason Blum (and BD point out that Mockingbird was also the working title for Paranormal Activity, so that moniker is definitely subject to change). There's no indication in Shock's story of whether Blum is here operating under the Haunted Films banner that he runs with Oren Peli, or whether he's going it alone for this one.

Whatever the arrangement behind the scenes, Mockingbird's casting is currently underway, and shooting is set to start at the end of February.

Source: EmpireOnline

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Martin Freeman Will Go Saving Santa

Martin Freeman Will Go Saving Santa
In a new 'toon

Source: Variety

Martin Freeman Will Go Saving Santa

An elf helps to save Santa’s reputation when something goes badly wrong at the North Pole... No, we haven’t been watching ace Aardman comedy Arthur Christmas in a desperate attempt to recreate the festive season. That’s the plot for Saving Santa, a new ‘toon set to feature the voices of Martin Freeman, Noel Clarke, Joan Collins and Tim Curry.

While you might wonder why someone else wants to tackle a Christmas cartoon so soon after Aardman’s effort, that doesn’t seem to be bothering the team from Adulthood / Shank producers Gateway Films, which is using the new movie to launch its animated output.

Freeman will be playing a clumsy elf who has to rescue Santa’s HQ when its location is discovered by a nasty villain. Ricky Roxburgh has written the script and Leon Joosen is directing.

The voice cast also boasts the likes of Pam Ferris, Craig Fairbass and Chris Barrie, and Gateway is now looking for a studio partner to take on the world distribution rights. There’s no word on when it’ll be ready for release.

Source: EmpireOnline

New Mirror Mirror Trailer Online

New Mirror Mirror Trailer Online
Tarsem Singh's take has a new promo

Source: YouTube

When the first trailer for Snow White tale Mirror Mirror arrived, it’s fair to say that we weren’t exactly knocked off our feet. And though some of the comic tone still comes across as a little too wacky here, this second promo is a definite improvement. Take a look below.



Directed by Immortals’ Tarsem Singh, Mirror Mirror is aiming to be the light, bubbly, family-friendly alternative to the doom-laden action of Snow White And The Huntsman. The plot here follows more along the familiar lines of the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale, with Snow (Lily Collins) as the young princess whose claim to the throne is usurped by the evil enchantress Queen (Julia Roberts).

Things definitely take a turn for the worse when Snow catches the eye of the handsome Prince Andrew Alcott (Armie Hammer), and the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a nasty beast awaits. But our heroine discovers that all is not quite what it seems, and she’s befriended by seven resourceful, pint-sized rebels (led by Danny Woodburn and Martin Klebba) who agree to help her retake her kingdom.

With Singh giving everything his typically stylistic sheen, there are moments that still feel a little bit too much like a panto (but then it is Snow White) and we could do without the comedy sound effects / Three Stooges slapstick. We're still not convinced by the “puppy love” scene, though full marks to Roberts and Hammer for commitment to the idea. Overall, though, we’re much more confident about the movie’s chances after this. Mirror Mirror was set to arrive on March 16, though the US release date was recently pushed back to March 30…

Source: EmpireOnline

Disney Buys Max Landis' Latest

Disney Buys Max Landis' Latest
Chronicle writer sells adventure pic

Source: Variety

Disney Buys Max Landis' Latest

It must feel pretty good to be Max Landis right about now. Not only does he have buzzed-about script Chronicle set to hit cinemas next month, but he’s been winning one high profile writing job after another and selling pitches like they come with coupons for world domination attached. Now Disney is the latest studio to snap up one of his ideas, nabbing a new adventure pic.

While the title remains a mystery (or has yet to be decided, at least), what we know of the basic plot finds a brother and sister setting out on an epic adventure.

Landis has script pitches sitting at several studios, including a Frankenstein tale and a new take on the Pied Piper at Fox (which is releasing Chronicle) and adventure thriller Amnesty at Universal, which Ron Howard is attached to direct once he’s finished working on Rush. Then there’s action comedy Good Time Gang, which has Mark Wahlberg and Jonah Hill on board to play mercenaries.

As we mentioned above, he’s been drawing plenty of acclaim for super-powered teen drama Chronicle, which will touch down here on February 1.

Source: EmpireOnline

Another Lock-Out Trailer Escapes

Another Lock-Out Trailer Escapes
A simple thank you is enough

Source: IGN

Another Lock-Out Trailer Escapes

Just before Christmas we saw the international trailer, in which the film was going by the moniker of MS One: Maximum Security. And now here's the "domestic" trailer, where the title is Lock-Out. Back when we first reported on its development in February 2010, it was called Section Eight. But whatever the name, it stars Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace, and looks like a blast.

Grace is the daughter of president Peter Stormare, who's on some sort of diplomatic visit to a maximum security space prison for dangerous lunatics, orbiting miles above the Earth. Unluckily for her, she's the catalyst for a mass break-out, despite the fortress' whole suposed "impregnable" thing. And the only man who can get her to safety? Pearce's wise-ass badass Snake Plissken Snow, that's who.

"Don't get me wrong," he says. "It's a dream vacation. I go into space, I get inside the maximum security nuthouse, get past all the psychos, save the president's daughter if she's not dead already... I'm thrilled that you would think of me."

The last clip was big on the action inside the prison, but this one gives more of a glimpse of the carnage outside, with space battles and a destructive-looking bike / car freeway chase.

Lock-Out, as it shall henceforth be known here, is co-written by Luc Besson, and reaches us through his Europacorp (Taken, the Transporter films, last year's Colombiana). The directors are James Mather and Stephen St Leger. If you've not yet seen their fantastic short film Prey Alone, now would be the time, ahead of Lock-Out's UK release (a week earlier than the States) on April 13.

Source: EmpireOnline

Trailer For The Blind Man Online

Trailer For The Blind Man Online
A Besson mystery starring Lambert Wilson

Source: Dread Central

Trailer For The Blind Man Online

While we're bringing you Luc Besson / Europacorp trailers, here's another one, although it might be slightly further below your radar than Lock-Out. This one's for the French-language À l'aveugle (The Blind Man), starring Lambert Wilson and Jacques Gamblin, and directed by Xavier Palud.

Need a translation? We think we can just about cope. Gamblin is detective Lassalle, who's investigating a cold case that doesn't seem quite so cold anymore. There's been a new murder, and the killer always uses the same method, which is to cut his victim into small pieces. The police bring in everyone who appeared on surveillance cameras in the time preceding the murder, among whom is Wilson's blind Narvik. He's asked if he saw anything when he was with the murdered woman. He says he saw nothing. Well duh.

Lassalle has unshakeable faith that Narvik is the killer, but can't prove it. Narvik says he's flattered that most people consider him an invalid but Lassalle thinks he's a criminal: "It's a promotion!". In the courtroom at the end of the trailer, Lassalle asks "Why are you doing this?", and Narvik says he and the detective have more in common than Lassalle would like to admit. There's the sense of a bigger conspiracy afoot, and the tag-line is "Sometimes appearances can be deceptive."

There's a definite flavour of giallo about all this, by which we mean the slasher-whodunnit genre, not the hapless Dario Argento farrago from a couple of years ago. Palud directed the excellent Ils (Them) in 2006, and then decamped to Hollywood to remake The Eye. On this evidence, it's good to see him back on home turf. And it's also always a pleasure to see The Merovingian.

Besson, natch, wrote the screenplay, and the French release date is March 7. There are no dates so far for the UK or elsewhere. We're liking that tagline too: "In the kingdom of the killers, the blind man is king."

Source: EmpireOnline

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Spielberg Close To Gods And Kings

Spielberg Close To Gods And Kings
Saving Private Moses?

Source: Deadline

Spielberg Close To Gods And Kings

You just know that the second they hear that Steven Spielberg has so much as looked at their script, all the studio executives involved in a project find their hearts beating faster and their wallets getting itchy. But he’s always so busy and has the absolute power to choose whatever he works on. So you can imagine the scene at Warner Bros. now as the studio creeps closer to locking the director in to make Gods And Kings, a new take on the story of Moses.

Aside from that slightly popular book starting with the letter B, many people know Moses’ story from Cecile B DeMille’s epic The Ten Commandments, which saw Charlton Heston as the main man. Sent off as baby in a basket down the Nile, adopted, leads the Jews out of slavery in Egypt, forms an army, receives the Ten Commandments and parts the Red Sea on his journey towards the Promised Land. Yeah, that old yarn.

According to Deadline’s sources, the plan is for Spielberg to apply his Saving Private Ryan aesthetic to the story: ”There have been glossy versions of the Moses story but this would be a real warrior story,” an “insider” tells Deadline.

The original idea for the current version of the film was born in a treatment, and since then Exam writer/director Stuart Hazeldine (who has also worked on Paradise Lost) and Green Lantern co-writer Michael Green have worked it up into a script. Warners showed it to The Beard in September and now talks have reached the point where he’s about ready to agree. Of course, he still has to get through post-production on Lincoln and make Robopocalypse, but if he does grab Gods, it will likely start filming in early 2013.

And it wouldn’t be the only Moses tale in development – Chernin Entertainment also has a Braveheart-style take on the story bubbling on the burners. You’ve got to think, though, that if they have to compete with Spielberg, the competition might just quietly slink away…

Source: EmpireOnline

Russell Brand Will Be The Hauntrepreneur

Russell Brand Will Be The Hauntrepreneur
Rent a ghost house...

Source: Variety

Russell Brand Will Be The Hauntrepreneur

Russell Brand has a thing for spirits. And no, not the kind he used to have a thing for… We mean ghosts. After his unsuccessful attempt to resurrect Rentaghost (which since moved on to waft around Ben Stiller), he’s now switched to a new spooky project, jumping aboard The Hauntrepreneur for Paramount.

If this one makes it to the screen with Brand still attached, he’ll play the titular weirdo, who helps a family adjust to a new town (and settle their differences) by creating a haunted house filled with unusual characters. Sounds a little like Beetlejuice crossed with Willy Wonka.

Con Air / High Fidelity scribe Scott Rosenberg, who last dabbled in out-and-out comedy with (shudder) Kangaroo Jack, sold the idea to the studio as a spec script in October. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes team, which usually specialises in pure horror, is on board to help shepherd it.

Hauntrepreneur is now scouring the streets of Hollywood and beyond, looking for a director.

Brand, meanwhile, will next crop up in Rock Of Ages and has been setting up a new series on US cable channel FX. He’ll also co-star in Diablo Cody’s as-yet-untitled directorial debut, which will see him appear alongside Octavia Spencer and Julianne Hough.

Source: EmpireOnline

Animated Goon No Longer Happening?

Animated Goon No Longer Happening?
Giamatti says the money ran out

Source: IFC

Animated Goon No Longer Happening?

Sad news for all those looking forward to David Fincher's CG slapstick supernatural noir: it looks very much as if The Goon is no longer happening. Fincher always said "adult animation" was a hard sell...

Not to be confused with Seann William Scott's hockey movie (which is still just about playing in cinemas), this Goon, based on the comics by Eric Powell, has been in development for some time, and has been a regular fixture at the last few Comic Cons. It was to be the story of the titular mob enforcer, his short-arse sidekick Frankie (short for Francesca), and the villainous Priest with his army of the undead. Blur Studios were animating, Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti were on board for the voices, and the test footage was looking awesome.

Last we heard about this time last year, Fincher was hopeful that a studio would shortly step in and stump up the necessary $50m. "Hopefully this is the year that people go 'Wait a minute! We don't all have to be trying to imitate Pixar!'" he said.

Optimistic. Speaking yesterday at Sundance (where he's promoting John Dies At The End, which Clancy Brown is also in), Paul Giamatti opined "I have no idea what the hell happened. I asked and no one knows. I guess they just ran out of money."

Eric Powell though, has taken to Twitter to insist that, as far as he's aware, there's still hope. "Last I spoke with Fincher and Blur, they were gearing up for more meetings to try and find financing for the film," he said (although he didn't say how recent those meetings were). "It's not dead until Fincher and Blur come to me and say they are done."

Reports of The Goon's death, etc? Watch this space...

Source: EmpireOnline

Spanish Trailer For Red Lights Online

Spanish Trailer For Red Lights Online
Weaver! De Niro! Murphy! Excelente!

Source: Twitch

Spanish Trailer For Red Lights Online

We're big fans of Buried around here, so there's a certain amount of anticipation for Rodrigo Cortes' next film. It's had a mixed reception from those who've seen it so far, but for the rest of us, there's now this international trailer for the dark thriller Red Lights to clue us in on what to expect.

At the very least, it's amusing to see Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy dubbed into Spanish.

What's going on? Well, De Niro is a world-renowned celebrity medium who's mysteriously come out of retirement, thirty years after apparently abandoning the seances. Weaver and Murphy are psychologists investigating the paranormal, whose enquiries lead them to De Niro, whose supernatural credentials they call into question. And Elizabeth Olsen is also on-hand as Weaver's assistant.

Shades of previous spooky thrillers make this seem a bit familiar - we're sure we've seen that car-abruptly-stopping-for-creepy-woman-with-trolly shot loads of times before - but oddly, it seems to have the distinct look of Buried about its colour palette, even though Buried took place entirely inside a coffin.

Millennium have just picked this up for distribution at Sundance, so expect English-language trailers and some release dates before too long.

Source: EmpireOnline

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Catherine Zeta-Jones Gets Side Effects

Catherine Zeta-Jones Gets Side Effects
She's on for Soderbergh's latest

Source: Deadline

Catherine Zeta-Jones Gets Side Effects

As he turns his attention to getting pharmaceutical psycho-thriller Side Effects made, Steven Soderbergh has obviously been raiding his Rolodex. He’s added another former collaborator to the cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones is now on board to play a character called Dr Eric Siebert. Hmm. We wonder if that first name will change following her casting.

She’s joining fellow repeat Soderbergh performers Jude Law and Channing Tatum in a story that will see Blake Lively playing a very troubled young woman.

Desperately struggling with depression and anxiety over the pending release of her husband (Tatum) from prison, Lively’s character begins swallowing lots of prescription drugs in order to help her cope. But things begin to go badly wrong, and the situation is not helped when she starts a relationship with her doctor (Law).

Effects is described as a potboiler throwback script (think Basic Instinct) written by Informant and Contagion writer Scott Z Burns. He had been set to direct project himself, but has had to stand aside because he’s too busy at the keyboard.

Zeta-Jones, of course, worked with Soderbergh on Traffic, while Law co-starred in Contagion and Tatum has become a real regular, featuring in Haywire and Soderbergh’s next planned release, stripper drama Magic Mike.

The actress will next be seen in Stephen Frears' Lay The Favourite (which, like so many other movies at the moment, just debuted at Sundance) and musical adaptation Rock Of Ages. She’s currently busy shooting Broken City.

Side Effects itself has suffered somewhat of a road bump as Variety reports that financial backers Annapurna have apparently dropped out, leaving Soderbergh looking for new cash. Given the casting, we’re sure he’ll lock some soon enough.

Source: EmpireOnline